Win a grant … share your adult autism support program!

Easter Seals is a member of the Leadership Council of Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA). AFAA is a collaborative group of organizations committed to improving the quality of life of adults living with autism. We have been active for several years conducting a Think Tank, a National Town Hall and an Autism Congress.

Our most recent endeavor is called AFAA Applauds. AFAA Applauds is a national recognition initiative highlighting the most promising support programs in the U.S. for adults living with autism. AFAA Applauds is designed to celebrate and encourage vocational, residential support and community life programs. Community life includes social skills, transportation, recreational, safety, spirituality or other categories of service that improve life experiences and outcomes for those living with autism.

Programs serving adults with autism are encouraged to apply for AFAA Applauds and share your success! Applications for AFAA Applauds will be reviewed by an expert panel. As many as six finalists will be selected and each finalist will receive up to a $5,000 grant for the development of a video and expanded program description to be developed according to AFAA guidelines and distributed on the AFAA website and other channels deemed appropriate by AFAA.

Applications are due November 16, 2012, so get started on your grant application now so we can share your successful service and support model with the greater autism community!


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  1. Patricia Wright Says:

    Alan – thank you for sharing Alan. Easter Seals loves to hear success stories. And indeed, support groups can be a fantastic resource!

  2. Alan Katzer Says:

    Dear Patricia, Fantastic job. I went to an Autism support group in Winston-Salem once a month and my exerience being independent was a sucess! Keep up the great job!

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